Benjamin Robins

Mathematician, Award Winner

1707 – 1751

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Who was Benjamin Robins?

Benjamin Robins was a pioneering English scientist, Newtonian mathematician, and military engineer.

He wrote an influential treatise on gunnery, for the first time introducing Newtonian science to military men, was an early enthusiast for rifled gun barrels, and his work had substantive influence on the development of artillery during the latter half of the eighteenth century – and directly stimulated the teaching of calculus in military academies.

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Born
1707
Bath
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Jul 29, 1751
Cuddalore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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